bSmart™ is BestMacs’ answer for anyone who wants to be a little smarter about working with and supporting Apple devices.  Here you’ll find training videos on Mac support basics, detailed how-tos on Apple and other IT topics, and our favorite quick tips.

If you need some advice beyond this, drop Brian a note at brian@bestmacs.com or schedule a free consultation.

bSmart™ members can also get threat and failure monitoring from their Macs and PCs using our Early Warning System – the same one we use to warn us about problems on our BNO™ and Best Practices™ client computers.  You can install it on unlimited devices for $60/month.  Contact us to get set up.

Windows 11: The wait is over

Windows 11: The wait is over

After a four-month wait, a brand new version of Windows is finally here. It’s a lot more secure, has better functionality and greater possibilities.

And it looks beautiful.

New PCs are now on sale with Windows 11, and the upgrade will be available for existing computers early next year.

Not all machines will be able to upgrade. There are tough hardware requirements.

We’ve listed them, plus the best benefits of the new Windows, in a brand new guide. It’s written so anyone can understand it.

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The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2021

The Best Apple-Related Gifts for 2021

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the Apple user in your life? Given supply chain problems, it’s not too early to start shopping. Here are our suggestions for the top Apple-related gifts for 2021.

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Protect…Your Network

Protect…Your Network

Over the last couple of months, we’ve provided tips for ways to protect yourself and your data online and across all of your devices. Today, we’re wrapping up our “Protect…” blog series by diving into ways to protect your network.

Read along and share your network protection tips, if you have any!

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Be prepared: Sooner or later your business WILL be attacked

Be prepared: Sooner or later your business WILL be attacked

Ransomware is the most terrifying data security threat your business has ever faced.

Imagine all your staff trying to login one morning. But all of them get a bright red screen saying your data has been locked away, and you must pay a huge ransom in Bitcoin to get it back.

Terrifying.

Read our new guide now. We’ll answer all your questions about ransomware. Plus, you’ll discover five steps to improve your business’s ransomware resilience.

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New Features to Try (Or Not) in Safari 15

New Features to Try (Or Not) in Safari 15

Safari 15 brings some welcome new features, along with tab bar interface changes that have received mixed reviews. Read on to learn about the features and how you can customize the tab bar more to your liking.

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What Is iCloud+ and What Can You Do With It?

What Is iCloud+ and What Can You Do With It?

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has released iCloud+, the new name for what you get if you pay for iCloud storage. iCloud+ includes exclusive features like iCloud Private Relay, Hide My Email, custom email domains, and HomeKit Secure Video. See:

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